The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, hosts a performance by Chicago poets and a conversation about the power of words
CHICAGO – Join The Public Square at the Perry Mansion Cultural Center for a special gathering of some of Chicago’s most prolific poets, including Quraysh Ali Lansana, director of the Gwendolyn Brooks Center at Chicago State University and author of They Shall Run-Harriet Tubman Poems and southside rain; Adrian Matejka, author of Mixology; Angela Jackson, acclaimed poet, playwright, and fictionist; and FM Supreme, Louder Than A Bomb poetry slam champion. Each of the poets will perform their work and participate in a post-performance conversation about the power of words, moderated by spoken word artist Kevin Coval.
This event will take place on Saturday, August 1 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Perry Mansion Cultural Center in Englewood (7042 S. Perry Ave., Chicago). This program is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended and can be made at www.prairie.org/publicsquare, firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.422.5580.
This program is sponsored by The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, in partnership with Perry Mansion Cultural Center, and Young Chicago Authors. This event is part of The Public Square’s Looking for Democracy series made possible in part by the Woods Fund of Chicago.
About The Public Square
The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, fosters debate, dialogue, and exchange of ideas about cultural, social and political issues with an emphasis on social justice. Programs promote participatory democracy by creating space for public conversations. More information about The Public Square is available at www.prairie.org/publicsquare.
The Illinois Humanities Council is a nonprofit educational organization [501 (c) 3] dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities. Organized in 1973 as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the IHC creates programs and funds organizations that promote greater understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities by all Illinoisans, regardless of their economic resources, cultural background, or geographic location. The IHC is supported by state, federal, and private funds.
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